Building Capacity for Disaster Management for the Mountainous region of Da Bac district, Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam. This VLIR UOS South initiative project in collaboration with the Vietnamese Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resource, VNU and KULeuven aims at characterizing the hazard and risk from landslides and flash flood in the Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam, based on a network of citizen science and providing recommendations for disaster risk reduction.
With climate change, Vietnam is increasingly affected by natural hazard events. In mountainous terrains, increased precipitations, combined with land use change and population pressure, induce the occurrence of slope instabilities. These landslides generate large, although poorly documented, impacts on the lives and livelihoods of rural populations. This project aim at going beyond the traditional scientific assessment of landslide hazards, by implementing participatory methods for real-time documentation of the occurrences and impacts of landslides jointly with local communities and co-design suitable disaster risk reduction practices adapted to the local context. Find more info here.